History in Rogers Park

1407 West Sherwin Avenue

Burr Tillstrom

Puppeteer Burr Tillstrom created his most famous puppet, "Kukla," which means "doll" in Russian and Greek, when he worked for the Works Progress Administration Chicago Parks Theater.  Tillstrom created the puppet TV show "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie," which debuted on WBKB-TV in Chicago and broadcast nationally on NBC in 1949.  This was his residence at 1407 West Sherwin Avenue.

History in Rogers Park
National Landmarks

7415 north sheridan road

Emil Bach House

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Emil Bach House was built for Bach, an admirer of Wright's work, in 1915.  The 2,700-square foot-Prairie style home was designated as a landmark on September 28, 1977.

7053 north ridge boulevard

Jackson-Thomas House

This italianate style house was constructed in 1874.  it was designated as a landmark on october 16, 1984.

6453 north sheridan road

Madonna Della Strada Chapel

This chapel on the campus of loyola university chicago opened in 1938 and is the university's main chapel.  renovation of the chapel began in july 2006 and concluded in august 2007.  there are seven "crypt chapels" located  underneath the madonna della strada.  it was designated as a landmark on november 3, 2004.